I'll admit I was skeptical at first, but I was soon won over. The cake's a little on the dense side, but the it's not too sweet and the ratio of cake to icing is just right too. And there's a little liquid coconut centre in there too - it's good to see Lola's have embraced the coconut, presumably their dairy substitute, rather than trying to disguise it.
I'd already shaved a chunk off the brownie before I photographed it, so you get the idea that Lola's weren't being shy with portion sizes - something that always gladdens my heart when it comes to cake.
It's got the crispy top and squidy middle that you'd hope for. If I was being critical, I'd say it was a little on the dry side - although sufficient measure to stop me eating it down to the last crumb and enjoying it a great deal.
But my favourite of my recent Lola's cupcakes experiments was the chocolate cupcake, which I fear may be a temporary addition to Lola's shelves (it totally deserves a permanent place on the A squad if that's the case).
The icing is fearsomely rich and fearsomely chocolately, and consequently, this is a cupcake that should only be attempted by those in need of a serious cake-and-icing fix. You'll know when you've had one of these cakes, put it that way - maybe you'll need a lie down, maybe you'll need to run around and burn off the calories. Either way, you'll know about it.
I'm a big fan. I'm not too proud to admit I had two in one week. I found out not so long ago Lola's has a loyalty card - you're not going to be surprised when I say I've now got one in my wallet.
While these friendly carts aren't going to displace your favourite all-vegan cupcake seller, but it's good to see more vegan options in mainstream places.